Soccer is more than just a game and a multi-billion dollar industry. With an estimated 3.5 billion fans worldwide, there is arguably no social phenomenon with the same power to inspire, unite and connect as soccer. As a global language, soccer can provide an incredibly effective and cost-efficient way to engage young people in environments with scarce resources. Neil Tovey joins us to unpack soccer development in South Africa.
For decades, it has been at the forefront as the sport for development in rural communities. More businesses are investing in the sport and are using the convening power of soccer to engage youth. Such is true of Hamisi Mohamed from Kenya who recently won the Arsenal Football Club and WorldRemit Future Stars” youth coaching programme.